An underused resource for building school admissions?
Online chat does not seem to be commonly used by international schools. admissions teams. ITM asked an industry expert, Kaitlyn Shipp to explain how a ‘live’ chat feature can be used by a school admissions team to grow student admissions.
How are you looking after your extraordinary colleagues?
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary deeds and extraordinary deeds call for extraordinary people to carry them out. Robert Lloyd Williams looks at the needs of teachers and how they might be supported as they switch to online teaching.
How to create a great school website with WordPress
Developing your old website, let alone creating a new one can be a daunting and potentially expensive prospect. Mike Khorev suggests that understanding the basics puts a school in control of the process, while minimizing costs.
The international teaching shortage and blended learning
With the growing global demand for an international style of education surging, on-line curriculum specialist Paul Daniell sees blended learning as a vital way of providing affordable, high quality teaching in the growing number of international schools.
Online solution to a common problem for international schools
Concerned about various pressures on staff and students, Deira International School (DIS) in Dubai had been looking for a learning platform to support Year 10 and 11 (G9 & 10) GCSE and IGCSE students. Linda Parsons, electronic learning coordinator and science teacher at DIS explains the solutions the school found.
Tertiary level Virtual Classrooms are really taking off, but can Virtual Classes connecting teachers and learners in different parts of the world have an impact on secondary learning? A recent project linking a team in New York with teachers and their classes in Andhra Pradesh established some principles for good practice.
Do schools really need another teacher recruitment solution?
As recruitment has become even more challenging and time-consuming, we think ‘Yes, quite possibly!’ Beth Owen, CEO and co-founder of Searchality, explains the thinking behind her new platform, how it is designed to be different and how it saves people time.
Extending our Duty of Care
Although new technology in schools has undoubtedly enhanced teaching and learning, Matt Harris thinks we tend to neglect our duty of care when it comes to all things digital. The answer? Digital Citizenship integratration across the whole school.
The role of a Technology Integration specialist
Investing in technology is now a fundamental part of my school, as it is in many schools today, writes Nathan Still. Part of that investment here at Cairo English School is my role as Technology Integration Specialist. Bridging the gap between teaching and IT.
Six essential steps to take: it’s all about people
With the growing competition for students and staff, it has never been more important for a website to be noticed and read properly by the people you want to reach. Andy Homden looks at what you should be doing to give your website the edge.
Whilst we all recognize the opportunities the Internet offers, keeping children safe online is a constant source of concern often exacerbated by the gap in online proficiency between child and parents/teacher.
Encouragingly, Jackie Harden reports that support is available and easily accessible. If you feel able to recommend other sources of support, we would love to hear from you.